Fashion Focus starts with a bang

Lauren Jozefat and Rachel Larson model jewelry at the KEZA Fashion Show.

June 9, 2010

Fashion Focus started out with a bang. The organization obtained its largest number of potential members ever at the fall Activities Fair by enticing future members with plans for a Fashion Swap. Deciding to be eco-chic and fall in love with items fellow “fashionistas” no longer use or wear, members collected gently used fashion items such as pants, dresses, shoes, blouses, handbags, and jewelry to be a part of the Fashion Swap. Anyone who brought an item received a ticket to pick something else out. All remaining items were donated to Goodwill.

Fashion Focus also co-sponsored a KEZA Fashion Show for students on campus. KEZA is an organization that began working in Rwanda in March 2006 with the goal of developing businesses for women aspiring to break out of poverty and donor dependency. Another successful clothing drive was held for Haiti Relief.

The spring brought the group many opportunities to volunteer with local organizations such as judging the Relay-for-Life “Miss Relay” fashion show for guys and participating in the Frolic with the Fairies, mother/daughter tea and style show.